EX-32.1 4 abt-20200630xex32d1.htm EXHIBIT 32.1

Exhibit 32.1

Certification Pursuant To

18 U.S.C. Section 1350

As Adopted Pursuant To

Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

In connection with the Quarterly Report of Abbott Laboratories (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2020 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Report”), I, Robert B. Ford, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 1350, as adopted pursuant to § 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:

(1)   The Report fully complies with the requirements of section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

(2)   The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

/s/ Robert B. Ford

Robert B. Ford

President and Chief Executive Officer

July 29, 2020

A signed original of this written statement required by Section 906 has been provided to Abbott Laboratories and will be retained by Abbott Laboratories and furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission or its staff upon request.